Direct observation of ferroelectric domains in LiTaO3 using environmental scanning electron microscopy

Shining Zhu, Wenwu Cao

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Abstract

Direct observation of ferroelectric domain structures in LiTaO3 crystal, without etching or surface coating, has been realized by using environmental scanning electron microscopy in secondary electron emission mode. The new method can nondestructively provide domain contrast image at submicron resolution, and the domain contrast image is very stable. Conditions for best domain contrast of LiTaO3 crystals have been established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2558-2561
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume79
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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